Holiday Accommodation in Kempton Park

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Marben Manor      Kempton ParkGuest House
The guest house is situated 5 kilometres from the O R Thambo International Airport which makes it a convenient stop over for flights into and from the airport. The guest house is situated on five acres of ground with a ruarl peaceful country atmosphere. Four twin en suite bedrooms and two single en...

Africasky Guest House Kempton ParkBed & Breakfast
Afrika Lodge KEMPTON PARKBed & Breakfast
Afton Guest House Kempton ParkGuest House
Airport Game Lodge      Kempton ParkHotel / Lodge
Avenue Country Lodge Kempton ParkHotel / Lodge
Bobo Campers Kempton ParkCamping & Caravan
Bredell Guest House Kempton ParkBed & Breakfast
Caesars Hotel, Casino & Convention Resor Kempton ParkHotel / Lodge
Das Farmhaus KEMPTON PARKBed & Breakfast
Fountain Valley Nature Reserve Kempton ParkHotel / Lodge
Holiday Inn Garden Court - Airport      Kempton ParkHotel / Lodge
Holiday Inn Johannesburg International A      Kempton ParkHotel / Lodge
Le Chateau Guesthouse Kempton ParkBed & Breakfast
Mac's Place Kempton ParkSelf-catering
Noi-E-Voi Kempton ParkBed & Breakfast
Ons Tuiste Lodge & Conference Venue KEMPTON PARKBed & Breakfast
Saint George Hotel Kempton ParkHotel / Lodge
Shoestrings Airport Lodge Kempton ParkHotel / Lodge
Sunflower B&B Kempton ParkBed & Breakfast
Willow Park Conference Centre And Resort Kempton ParkHotel / Lodge

Kempton Park
  
The establishment of the railway line between Pretoria and Vereeninging, heralded the early beginnings of what is now known as Kempton Park. The railway cut through a farm in the area known as Zuurfontein. A station was built and this became the gathering place for the local farming community.

In 1895, the government planned an explosives factory at Modderfontein on the outskirts of Edenvale, and anew railway line was constructed in order to transport building materials to the factory site. In establishing this link, a triangular piece of land was isolated. Carl Fredrich Wolff, who was the negotiator between the government and the explosives factory, bought the land and had it subdivided. He named it Kempton Park Estates, after the town in Germany where he had come from called Kempton.

Three major factors brought about the growth of Kempton Park: the discovery of gold, the building of the explosives factory at Modderfontein and the building of Zuurfontein railway station. In addition, the building of the railway workshops, the installation of electricity and the availability of labour from the nearby black townships, made their own contributions to this steady growth.

Electricity in particular opened the way for the industrial sites of Isando and Spartan to be established, helped by the availability of the railway to transport raw materials and manufactured goods. A further major impetus for growth came in 1945 when Jan Smuts Airport (now known as Johannesburg International Airport) was proclaimed. The creation of large numbers of jobs prompted black labourers from the rural areas to flow into the area in search of work. This created pressure on the overcrowded townships and informal settlements began to spring up. Planning took place in 1950 to establish a separate town which could accommodate workers from Kempton Park, Germiston, Edenvale and Modderfontein, culminating in the formation of the town of Tembisa in 1956.

In 1994 Tembisa amalgamated with Kempton Park and so began a programme of development by the council. The aim was to establish equity in the facilities available to all of its citizens. In recent years the areas of development have been varied. Roads have been tarred, storm water drains put in, sewerage systems upgraded, anew fire station has been built, taxi rank facilities improved and security cameras installed. In addition new sports facilities, hawker training and gardening projects have helped to alleviate some of the social problems.